Linnaeus appoints RNMs to strengthen the nursing structure

Linnaeus has appointed four regional nursing managers (RNMs) to focus on local support for primary care nurses across the group. RVNs Gemma Mogridge, Neil Smith and Leanne Walker have joined Linnaeus following the successful appointment of Kerry Jackson last year. The team will be covering a range of areas across the UK, from the south-east … Read more

West Midlands referral center appoints former RVN as its Hospital Director – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Tom Reilly, a former RVN, has been appointed Hospital Director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Center in Solihull. Tom, pictured on the right with Managing Director, Toby Gemmill, first joined Willows in 2011 as a member of its medicine and high-dependency RVN team. He subsequently established the role of patient flow manager at Willows, … Read more

CVS appoints Paul Higgs to CVO role

CVS Group has announced the appointment of Paul Higgs to the role of chief veterinary officer. Mr Higgs takes over from John Innes, who resigned from the post in July when he left CVS to co-found a specialist veterinary hospital company, Movement Referrals. Clinical lead Mr Higgs will oversee all clinical quality improvement work in … Read more

IVC Evidence appoints UK medicine lead

A former BSAVA director of education has taken up a new senior role with a major international practice group. IVC Evidence has appointed Lucie Goodwin as its new UK national medicine lead. The announcement follows a recent series of senior appointments and the firm is also planning to set up a referral board, which will … Read more

Blue Cross appoints new vet services director

Pet charity Blue Cross has announced Paul Manktelow has joined the charity’s executive board as its new veterinary services director. Dr Manktelow graduated in 2002 from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine before going on to achieve an MSc in wild animal health from the RVC and an executive MBA from London South … Read more

Mars appoints Ian Battersby as global lead on pharmaceutical stewardship

Mars Veterinary Health has appointed Ian Battersby as its responsible pharmaceutical stewardship lead. In his new role, Dr Battersby will guide the development of interventions, strategies, process changes and campaigns to improve responsible pharmaceutical usage across all Mars veterinary clinics worldwide. Subject expert Dr Battersby was previously head of internal medicine at Hertfordshire-based Davies Veterinary … Read more

RVC appoints vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion

The RVC has appointed a vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Christine Thuranira-McKeever, who took up the role on May 1, aims to help the college strengthen its commitment to promoting and enhancing an inclusive environment. Dr Thuranira-McKeever joined the RVC in 2008 as director of distance learning programs, and in 2020 became chairperson … Read more

Group appoints new chief operating officer

Veterinary group Linnaeus has appointed Tim Richardson as its chief operating officer (COO). Prior to his appointment, Dr Richardson was managing director of three referral hospitals owned by the group – Davies Veterinary Specialists, London Veterinary Specialists and Southfields Veterinary Specialists – and a number of its primary care sites. With more than 20 years’ … Read more